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Although the name is a nod to the Great Old One, Hastur was a Duke of Hell (a former angel) in Good Omens, and has no connection to Ambrose Bierce's creation. TheSmoog78, 26 January 2022

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🔀 This is an article about the Demon. For the Great Old One see Hastur.

🐙 Duke of Hell Hastur is a demon from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens. He is based on the Great Old One Hastur.


Hastur was once an angel, who decided to took part in Lucifer's revolution, alongside 10 million other angels. All rebel-angels were cast into Hell, and became the demons. Hastur himself became a "Duke of Hell".

Hastur became a key-player in setting up Armageddon, overseeing Crowley and the young antichrist.


Like most demons, Hastur is a sadisitic being, enjoying to torment and kill humans and even other demons.


  • Hastur is one of the two demons named after Great Old Ones, alongside Dagon.